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Today Elaine and Dot put the icing, or mulch, on top of the Town Hall project. Wolf Hill Garden Center delivered 10 bags of dark mulch which we spread on the upper and lower beds. Stop and look at the difference a few hours of work and a $100 in plants makes.

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A huge thank you goes out to Sari and Dot for all their help today on phase two of the Town Hall project.
Dot brought vinca, violet, seeds, plant food. She also took pictures of this phase to post as soon as she can.Sari brought an amazing spade shovel to make things a lot easier. The soil there is pretty spent and hard.
This whole project has been done at a cost to Seaside Garden Club of $100.00 for 3 Azaleas and compost. I have submitted a receipt to the committee from Wolf Hill for reimbursement. We will submit one for the mulch (to town hall) once the delivery is made. Remember the mulch is a donation so no cost to the club. We will try to get the mulch delivered this week to finish up. We moved some existing plants and planted the Azaleas and the ground cover.
This project has been a lot of fun for me and I would love to continue to work it.
I will check on the weeds and make sure things are watered at least once a week. I really like how this project is looking.
Thank you again ladies for all your help!
Elaine Persons
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Our Annual Plant Sale and Auction is next Tuesday, May 9th at the Manchester Community Center.

This event is the Seaside Garden Club’s only fundraiser for the year.  Proceeds help fund our community service projects and programs.  Support from our members in the past has made our auction successful and fun!  If you donate a plant or two or just come and bid on items – your support means a lot to the club!

6 pm – Doors open: Quick Sale and Eye Poppers available

7 pm – Auction starts

New this year (based on popular demand) we are adding a Quick Sale and Eye Popper tables.  Plants will be marked for sale (cash or check and carry) and will not be combined with auction items.  Come early – Quick Sale and Eye Poppers start at 6:00 pm and close at 6:40 pm.

We have some terrific donations from area businesses:  

  • 3 yards of mulch (delivered!) from Pallazola Brothers
  • Ryan and Wood Distilleries
  • Neptune Harvest Fertilizers
  • Beautiful items from Sea Meadow Gifts and Talbots
  • Restaurant Gift Certificates from Seven Central, Shea’s, Windward Grill, Ithaki and many more…
  • Gloucester and Rockport Garden Tour Tickets
  • Any much more…

How you can help:

  • Divide your perennials and donate them to the auction:

o   Mark plant with name, description, care instructions (shade, sun, etc.)

o   Drop off plant donations ahead of time:

  • Week before – drop off at Kathy Ryan’s house (79 Old Essex Road, Manchester)
  • Day of the Auction – drop off at the Community Center on side stairs (parking lot side)
  • Bring plenty of cash or checks!
  • Get creative – Garden Art donations are welcome!
  • Invite your friends and neighbors!
  • Patronize the businesses that donate to our auction!

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Lucia Darr, Michael Provost and Debra Willwerth attended the North Shore Community College Reception. Michael is in the Environmental Studies Program.

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Saturday, April 22, Earth Day (how appropriate) Elaine Persons, Sara Oseasohn, Holly Berube, Gail Halloran, and Dot Sieradzki cleaned out the foundation plantings around the lower level of Manchester Town Hall, and along the front ramp. Many hands made the work go fast. We were able to finish before the rain moved in. An assessment of the current plantings shows a need to thin out some areas, add 4 flowering azaleas, and new ground cover. The plan is to return May 13 to plant and add mulch, which town administrator Greg Federspiel will contribute. If you can join us on May 13, contact Elaine at dancerecp1@yahoo.com.


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Unsung Hero Award  

Unsung Hero Award

Lenore Kepler is the Sea Side Garden Club unsung hero!  Congratulations Lenore, you are deserving of this award.  Your dedication and hard work in leading the Community Service Committee has enriched the Sea Side Garden Club greatly – specifically your efforts to fund primarily through garden club raffles and donations the Sea Side Garden Club $1,000 annual scholarship to a deserving student at the North Shore Community College, your efforts maintaining both the Manchester Community Center and Beverly Bootstraps window boxes beautifying both of these building, coordinating the Spring delivery of flowers to shut-ins, and for all your efforts in helping to organize the Sea Side Garden Club annual plant sale and auction.  These as well as many other things you do make the Sea Side Garden Club a better garden club, and you a valued member of it.  Thank you for your dedication and hard work.

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